Bombing down the A63 in my small car or perhaps even gazing out of the train window as we go choo choo alongside the banks of the River Humber, there’s always one view to me that makes me think…
And here it is.
The Humber Bridgein all of its glory spanning the River Humber Estuary.
Opened in 1981, this single span suspension bridge, this once before largest bridge in the world (now currently 5th), connects the East Riding of Yorkshire with North Lincolnshire thus replacing the ferry service between Hull and New Holland.
If you look closely at the Humber Bridge when you visit, you can see that the towers are further apart at the top than at the bottom due to the curvature of the Earth. I always think that fact to be really interesting. Heck, even the curvature of the Earth is incredibly interesting!
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With a lingering storm and another coming in, I decided to make a quick drive out to Mokelumne Hill in Calaveras County to snap some photographs of this ghost tree that fellow photographer, Bill Tracy, mentioned to me a few months ago. We had met along Hwy 124 while I was parked on the side of the highway snapping photos of Dead Trees, Stratified Skies and he stopped to see what I was shooting at.
As has been the case this day, while there were great texture in the clouds, the rest of the landscape was rather bland but well structured for a possible black & white photograph. The middle set of hills have a darker overall tone than both the foreground and distant hills. There was just enough of a break in the clouds to backlight the ghost tree perfectly.
The other Mokelumne-area photography post:
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